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This easy mayo-free Cucumber Salad is complete with not only fresh cucumbers, but also sweet peas, crunchy red onion, tangy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Perfect alongside a light summer meal or at a potluck! #cucumber #salad #summer
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Simple Cucumber Salad

This easy mayo-free Cucumber Salad is complete with not only fresh cucumbers, but also sweet peas, crunchy red onion, tangy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to use up fresh cucumbers, summer salad
Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 long English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 2-3 mini or Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced into about 1" long pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp fresh dill minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered if they're really large
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar reduction (Alessi is a brand we like)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Add cucumbers, red onion, peas, dill and tomatoes to a large mixing bowl. Alternately, arrange them on a platter, as I've done in the photos.
  • In a small bowl or mason jar, add balsamic vinegar reduction, olive oil, salt and pepper and whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss to combine, or just drizzle and serve.

Notes

  1. Both English and Persian cucumbers have relatively little seeds, and a thin skin that doesn't need to be peeled.  Of course, you can peel them if you'd like.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg